Dwayne K. Miller, 86, of 405 27th Ave. South, Clear Lake, Iowa died Monday April 30, 2012 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, Mason City, Iowa.
Funeral services will be 11:00a.m. Friday May 4, 2012 at the Clear Lake United Methodist Church, Clear Lake, Iowa with Rev. Diana Hoover officiating. Following the service he will be cremated and Inurnment will be in Ft Dodge Cemetery at a later time. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at the Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel and then one hour before the service on Friday at the church. Family suggests memorials to Dwayne K. Miller memorial fund in care of Clear Lake Band and Trust.
Dwayne was born Dec. 10, 1925 on the family farm at Highview, Iowa the son of John Wesley and Cora (Keister) Miller. He was in the class of 1944 at Webster City, Iowa.
He married his childhood sweetheart Viola Mae White Jan. 13, 1945 at the United Brethren Church, Webster City, Iowa. He managed the Brins Furniture Store in Webster City, where he was active in the Elks Lodge and was mayor of Seneca St. He later managed the Linnway Furniture Store in Marshalltown where he was active in the Kiwanis and Chamber of Commerce. In 1977 they moved to Estherville where they owned and operated the KFC. In 1982 they moved to Clear Lake and operated P.M. Park for over eighteen years until they retired. Dwayne and Viola moved to Apple Valley in 2004.
He was a member of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church.
Dwayne is survived by his wife Viola Mae Miller, Clear Lake, Iowa; two daughters Judee (Jim) Miller, Clear Lake, Iowa and Rhonda Stephens, Clear Lake, Iowa; daughter-in-law Yvette Miller, Clear Lake, Iowa; seven grandchildren: Dawn (Miller) Hejna, Blake (Cathrin) Miller, Jodee Blair, J.D. (Ann) Miller, Jarrod (Alyssa) Benson, Cody Stephens and Audra Miller; five step-grandchildren: Tyrone Green, Charles (Kathleen) Green, Anthony (Jessica) Green, Justin (Sarah) Green and Tiffany (Glenn) Harrington; fourteen great-grandchildren and several step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Evelyn Kramer; brother Kenneth Miller and a son Dennis Miller.
Ward-Van Slyke Colonial chapel, 101 N. 4th St., Clear Lake, Iowa. 641-357-2193.www.colonialchapels.com